Peugeot’s duo of diesel RCZs which it entered in the ADAC 24 hour endurance race at the Nurburgring mid last month managed to score an impressive first and third in class standing. The two cars raced under the D1T category for diesel cars between 1.7 litre to 2.0 litre of engine capacity. The first in class car finished over 3 minutes ahead of the second best in class car. Each car is backed by four drivers and one was run by a French team and the other by a German crew.
Peugeot’s 2.0 litre HDi engine remained large unchanged with the 2,000 bar Multec common rail diesel fuel injection system and production charge air cooling systems both supplied by Delphi remaining standard. The only change was an increase in the boost pressure of the turbocharger, boosting torque from 340Nm to 400Nm and horsepower from 161hp up to a very nice 201 horsepower. The servo-solenoid injectors were also modified to have its nozzle definition better suit the increased air swirl created by the higher boost pressure.
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